Date: 9/22/17 8:40 pm From: Douglas Harr <dnharr...> Subject: [ia-bird] Re: NW Iowa sightings
Forgot to mention there was also a *Wilson's Snipe* on the pasture marsh mudflats near Pickerel Lake.
On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:35 PM, Douglas Harr <dnharr...> wrote:
> Traveling up to Waterman Prairie in O'Brien Co. today, to meet with a > class of ISU landscape architecture students, I found 4 *Sandhill Cranes* > in a recently mowed hayfield NW of Humboldt. Near the Hwy 10 bridge where > it crosses the Little Sioux River in SE O'Brien County, a *Swainson's > Hawk* was seen circling overhead. Finally, on my mid-afternoon return > tip to Ogden I stopped at Pickerel Lake in the NW corner of Buena Vista > Co. Winds were far too strong on the lake to find anything, but there was > a nice bird mix on a small.nearly dry pasture marsh just NW of the lake. > Besides Mallards, Killdeer, & a *Great Egret*, the mudflats were hosting > several shorebirds, including a *Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs *(standing > side by side in great light for perfect species comparison),* Least > Sandpipers, a Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpipers *and a single* > Black-bellied Plover.* > > Doug Harr > Ogden >